Originally Posted by Vincine
Although the OP clearly has woodworking skills, I believe he said this was the first stock he tried to make and wanted to use a cheap wood to practice on. If this is his first attempt, I'm sure stock number 3 will be a perfect beauty!
Originally Posted by artbrownsr
I would state only the obvious: a) You have the skills and patience to pull it off. b) you need to find a reasonable priced supply of GOOD stock material. the piece you had originally was course grained and full of pitch spots (uneven strength/weak spots) c)SHOW us the final product!
Well yeah: 1st trial, working with soft wood; 2nd trial, working with hardwood; 3rd trial, final piece out of hardwood.
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